RT Arabic: Turks have nothing to oppose Russian submarines off the coast of Libya

Turkey has nothing to oppose to Russian submarines off the coast of Libya, writes RT Arabic.

At present, the Turks are playing with fire, because Ankara does not know the true power of Russia at sea. According to the findings of the US Naval Institute (USNI), the recent attacks by Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones on Russian Pantsir-C1 air defense systems in Libya would not have been successful without the support of Turkish naval ships off the Libyan coast.

Turkey assigns a central role to its naval forces in a mediated war between Ankara on the one hand and Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Paris on the other. Mediated war is an international conflict, the participants of which are trying to achieve their goals with the help of armed groups supported by them.

In the West, this conflict is seen as a battle for Libyan gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to guarantee Turkey access to energy. In turn, Russian leader Vladimir Putin defends the interests of Gazprom, and French President Emmanuel Macron promotes his Total. At the same time, it is more profitable for Moscow and Paris to give gas to its rightful owners, i.e. Libyans than let Ankara capture them.

The publication recalls that the Turkish Navy in the region is represented by obsolete American frigates such as Oliver Hazard Perry or their counterparts. These warships are capable of anti-submarine and anti-aircraft defense. Turkey has its own submarine fleet. It includes 13 submarines of type 209. As it became known relatively recently during the exercises of the Alliance, they are easily detected by sonar ships of NATO.

At the same time, it will be difficult for Turkish sailors and submariners to confront the modern low-noise Russian multipurpose diesel-electric submarines of Project 636 Varshavyanka, which are part of the 4th separate submarine brigade of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Some of them are located in Syrian Tartus. And this, not taking into account the capabilities of surface ships of the Black Sea Fleet, not to mention the entire combined power of the Russian Navy. But Turkey is still opposed by Egypt, the UAE and France, which also have numerous fleets.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 7 July 2020 12: 09
    Russia has nothing to get into a showdown against Turkey, let the French with the Emirates and Egypt butt. The Russian Federation has enough of its own gas, it’s necessary to ruin the competitors, and that’s the military clashes, it’s possible to baulk gradually, but there’s no need to participate ...
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 7 July 2020 12: 48
      And directly, our army does not participate in these squabbles, for this there are mercenaries who have nothing to do with our regular army.
  2. margo Offline margo
    margo (margo) 7 July 2020 14: 30
    Turks have nothing to oppose

    - a stupid statement. Not so long ago, no one heard of Turkish UAVs, which outright "tore" the advertised Armor, which, according to the "experts", shot down drones in batches.
    1. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 9 July 2020 12: 51
      Who said? Turks. The curtain.
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 7 July 2020 15: 36
    And what sea battles with the Turks are planned? Let them better understand the Greeks or the French.
    I hope that the task of confronting Russian submarines will not go into the practical plane.
    As for project 636, the boats are certainly not bad, but 2 pieces on the Mediterranean are not enough. The rest, thanks to the convention named after Comrade Montreux, cannot pass through the straits. Hope for the atomic.
  4. Boragl Offline Boragl
    Boragl (Boragl) 7 July 2020 15: 48
    Quote: margo
    "The Turks have nothing to oppose" is a stupid statement. Not so long ago, no one heard of Turkish UAVs, which outright "tore" the advertised Armor, which, according to the "experts", shot down drones in batches.

    Something there alone in a traveling position in the hangar .... maybe somewhere else, something I do not know ... do not tell?
  5. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 July 2020 16: 21
    It is possible that they can not oppose. And what kind of naval battles are foreseen with a member of NATO?
  6. jekasimf Offline jekasimf
    jekasimf (jekasimf) 7 July 2020 17: 38
    And again, "Experts" are desperately "Experts" who is stronger. Whale or elephant. Yes, Russia has no interests and sense to get into the Libyan hemorrhoids. It is strange that this cartoon is a multit by Rasha Today. Arabic branch.
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  8. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 8 July 2020 14: 29
    How so nothing? Quite quite? Trouble. Churchkhela can meet our sailors with a portrait of Ushakov, they say, we remember, we know and therefore love.